1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
A Song of degrees.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper: The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
A Song of degrees of David.
1 I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the LORD.
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Psalm 120:1–122:2.
16 It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk,
17 who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;
18 for her house sinks down to death and her ways to the land of the departed spirits.
19 None return who go to her; one reach the paths of life.
20 So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 2:16–20.
1 Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2 Whoever lives with integrity fears the LORD, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.
3 The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.
5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.
6 A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it, but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
7 Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
8 The sensible man’s wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
9 Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
13 Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief.
14 The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his deeds deserve.
15 The inexperienced one believes anything, but the sensible one watches his steps.
16 A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man who schemes is hated.
18 The inexperienced inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before those who are good, the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
20 A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.
21 The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
22 Don’t those who plan evil go astray? But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.
23 There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
25 A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.
28 A large population is a king’s splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.
29 A patient person shows great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
31 The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker, but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.
32 The wicked one is thrown down by his own sin, but the righteous one has a refuge in his death.
33 Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning; she is known even among fools.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 A king favors a wise servant, but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 14:1–35.
43 Jesus answered them, “Stop complaining among yourselves.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.
45 It is written in the Prophets: And they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me
46 not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God. He has seen the Father.
47 “I assure you: Anyone who believes has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that anyone may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), John 6:43–51.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.-r
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), John 15:5.
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Romans 12:12–13.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Hebrews 13:2.